Stories written by Karen Aronowitz

KAREN ARONOWITZ, President, United Teachers of Dade

Last month, after Florida’s writing scores plummeted following the raising of “standards,” I called for a moratorium of the FCAT. It’s time to retire this torture device to the dungeon of bad ideas masquerading as accountability. Do you know what a 3 means on the FCAT Writes test? A 4? Do you know what a […]

It’s Time to Halt the FCAT

KAREN ARONOWITZ, President, United Teachers of Dade

Last month, after Florida’s writing scores plummeted following the raising of “standards,” I called for a moratorium of the FCAT. It’s time to retire this torture device to the dungeon of bad ideas masquerading as accountability. Do you know what a 3 means on the FCAT Writes test? A 4? Do you know what a […]

Emergency Exit Row August 2010

Karen Aronowitz

By Karen Aronowitz, President, United Teachers of Dade…. Steve Slater, the flight attendant who grabbed himself a couple of beers and slid into folk history, has become my imaginary pressure release valve. I can conjure up Steve, cursing out passengers, broadcasting his rage on the PA system, pulling the handle of an emergency exit for […]